Plan: to dive UC39, a German U boat sank in 1917 lying about 8 miles off Hornsea resting in 30m of water.
Arrived on site to find it already buoyed. Subs can be a little difficult to ping on the echo sounder due to their long thin profile. You must approach from the side of the sub to maximise your chances of locating it.
First pair (Sarah & Peter) kitted up, buddy checks done and entered the water. 30 mins later surfaced with smiles on their faces reporting poor vis but a good dive. Second pair (Tony & Niloy) kitted up, buddy checks, in we went and down the line. A little ambient light made use of torches essential. We circumnavigated the sub, covered with soft corals and surrounded by juvenile cod plus a few large adults and the occasional lobster.
Apres dive. Pork pies, cheese & onion rolls, olives, cherry tomatoes & salad washed down with fizzy drink.
What a glorious day!!
Tony Hodge, DO, Hull BSAC14
Postscript - not to be outdone, Boat Officer Dennis took up the apres dive challenge and brought a new level of sophistication to the club boat by adding a candlestick. Think you're missing something though Den!